The Magdalene Sisters, Young Adam, In This World, The Hours and The Mother have been shortlisted in the best British film category for the London Film Critics' Awards.

The best film category, meanwhile, comprises Master and Commander, The Hours, Far From Heaven, Mystic River and Lord of the Rings.

The 24th London Film Critics' Awards will be held at the Dorchester on February 11th, 2004.

This event will be hosted by Mariella Frostrup and Critics' Circle Film Section chairman John Marriott.

The London Film Critics' Awards is voted for by film critics from all over Britain and is in aid of charity, the NSPCC.

London Film Critics' Awards : NOMINATIONS 2004

British Film of the Year - the Attenborough Award
1. The Hours (Daldry) (Buena Vista)
2. The Magdalene Sisters (Mullan) (Momentum)
3. Young Adam (Mackenzie) (Warner Bros)
4. In This World (Winterbottom) (ICA)
5. The Mother (Roger Michell) (Momentum)

Film of the Year
1. Master and Commander (Fox)
2. The Hours (Buena Vista)
3. Far From Heaven (Entertainment)
4. Mystic River (Warner Bros)
5. Lord of the Rings (Entertainment)

Foreign Film
1. Etre et Avoir Nicholas Philibert (Metro Tartan)
2. Goodbye Lenin Wolfgang Becker (UGC)
3. Belleville Rendezvous Sylvain Chomet (Metro Tartan)
4. Swimming Pool Francois Ozon (UGC)
5. Spirited Away - Hiyao Miyazaki (Optimum)

British Director of the Year
1. Michael Winterbottom (In This World) (ICA)
2. David Mackenzie (Young Adam) (Warner Bros)
3. Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters) (Momentum)
4. Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) (Buena Vista)
5. Stephen Daldry (The Hours) (Buena Vista)

Director of the Year
1. Peter Weir (Master and Commander) (Fox)
2. Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) (Entertainment)
3. Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Return of the King) (Entertainment)
4. Clint Eastwood (Mystic River) (Warner Bros)
5. Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) (Buena Vista)

British Newcomer
1. Romola Garai (I Capture the Castle) (Momentum)
2. David Mackenzie (Young Adam) (Warner Bros)
3. Jamie Sives (Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself) (Icon)
4. Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) (UIP)
5. Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters) (Momentum)

British Screenwriter
1. David Mackenzie (Young Adam) (Warner Bros)
2. Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters) (Momentum)
3. David Hare (The Hours) (Buena Vista)
4. Hanif Kureshi (The Mother) (Momentum)
5. Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) (UIP)

1. Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) (Entertainment)
2. Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) (Columbia)
3. John Collee/Peter Weir (Master and Commander) (Fox)
4. Brian Helgeland (Mystic River) (Warner Bros)
5. Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) (Optimum)

British Actress in a supporting role
1. Shirley Henderson (Intermission) (Buena Vista)
2. Emily Mortimer (Young Adam) (Warner Bros)
3. Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) (UIP)
4. Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things) (Icon)
5. Eileen Walsh (The Magdalene Sisters) (Momentum)

British Actor in a supporting role.
1. David Threlfall (Master and Commander) (Fox)
2. Stephen Dillane (The Hours) (Buena Vista)
3. Bill Nighy (Love, Actually) (UIP)
4. John Alderton (Calendar Girls) (Buena Vista)
5. Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain) (Buena Vista)

British Actress of the Year
1. Tilda Swinton (Young Adam) (Warner Bros)
2. Julie Walters (Calendar Girls) (Buena Vista)
3. Anne Reid (The Mother) (Momentum)
4. Charlotte Rampling (The Swimming Pool) (UGC)
5. Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls) (Buena Vista)

Actress of the Year
1. Holly Hunter (Thirteen) (UIP)
2. Meryl Streep (Adaptation) (Columbia)
3. Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven) (Entertainment)
4. Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain) (Buena Vista)
5. Scarlett Johansson (The Girl With the Pearl Earring) (Pathe)